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By Geoffrey Dunn

Its inviting weather, attractive rugged mountains, and alluring seashores have consistently made Santa Cruz County a haven for athletic actions. a large choice of carrying endeavors, a few past the norm, have referred to as Santa Cruz domestic over the many years. within the nineteenth century, Santa Cruz served as a springboard for contemporary browsing. It used to be an early bastion for prepared baseball, too, starting within the 1860s, and it used to be domestic to a chain groups as early because the 1870s. different colourful athletic actions came about right here (including fireplace hose groups, long-distance jogging, and bicycling), in addition to extra conventional American activities like basketball, soccer, boxing, and tennis. The zone boasts of a robust culture of ladies athletes in addition, particularly Marion Hollins, maybe the best all-around girl athlete of the early twentieth century.

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I didn’t visit college too many Wednesdays,” go remembers. “At top, I bought there at midday. ” (Cross relations. ) movement fishing has approximately develop into a specific thing of the prior in Santa Cruz County, yet within the 1800s and early 1900s, the world used to be recognized for its trout and steelhead fishing. the most effective anglers during this type in later years was once Ed Morrison (left), pictured the following together with his sons Wes (center) and Daniel. Morrison’s father, Barney, used to be additionally a leading trout and steelhead fisherman in Santa Cruz County streams. (Morrison family members. ) a hundred and fifteen This is a unprecedented picture of the horseshoe pits on the Santa Cruz waterfront. The very popular spot was once situated contrary Cowell’s seashore in the course of the Nineteen Thirties and into the Nineteen Fifties, sooner than the “cut” often called “Beach Hill” associated West Cliff force to seashore road. This website is now a carpark, slightly under the Dream lodge lodge. The famed railroad trestle may be obvious at left. The fish eating places within the heritage can be found at the website of today’s Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary middle. whereas the earliest varieties of bowling date again to Egypt and historical Greece, bowling in Santa Cruz hit its stride within the aftermath of global conflict II. Photographed here's a Santa Cruz squad that traveled to Stockton for a competition on January 23, 1949. The staff individuals are, from left to correct, (first row) George Whitehead, Fred Devins, Andy Miller, Joe Parodi, “Pic” Picardo, Johnny Lamb, Irv Kalde, and Glen Snyder; (second row) Bud Ray, Heinie Waldemar, Augie Doeltz, Joe Destaillats, Joe Alveraz, George Ball, and Chris Valente. 116 The Santa Cruz excessive golfing workforce of 1942 gained the crucial Coast Athletic League championship. This picture used to be taken in entrance of the previous Turner gymnasium. The golfers are, from left to correct, (first row) Malcolm Macauly, invoice Emmons, and Willard Pennell; (second row) Robert Manildi, Robert Searle, Jim Wilson, and Dick Sauer. (Santa Cruz excessive Alumni files. ) The Santa Cruz ladies’ badminton crew of 1946–1947 contains (not pointed out in particular) Sandra Macy, Jean Tucker, Jolene Brogden, and Lillian Albright. (Santa Cruz excessive Alumni documents. ) 117 Don “Mighty Bosco” Patterson used to be probably the most celebrated watermen in all of California— courting from his formative years spent alongside the Santa Cruz waterfront within the aftermath of worldwide conflict I, the entire strategy to the Nineteen Sixties, whilst he was once nonetheless acting daredevil feats within the Boardwalk’s plunge. an outstanding swimmer, diver, and acrobat, Patterson used to be additionally one in every of Santa Cruz’s early board surfers within the Nineteen Thirties and some of the most colourful figures in Santa Cruz activities historical past. this can be one of many few identified inside photographs of the excitement aspect Plunge, situated simply inland from Soquel element. initially the basement of a mansion named The Owls, inbuilt 1914, the Plunge turned a favored overall healthiness spa and swimming pool within the aftermath of worldwide warfare II. Refurbished through Peggy Slatter Matthews, a founding father of the Capitola Begonia competition, the Plunge provided swimming classes taught by means of Pauline McNeely (who later opened the well-known Polly’s Puddle in Santa Cruz) and aquatics fanatic Bob Poen.

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